|Birth: ||Nov. 11, 1927|
Pend Oreille County
|Death: ||Aug. 26, 2011|
(Age 83) Verne of Spokane, WA passed away August 26, 2011 in Spokane.
He was born November 11, 1927 in Ione, WA to George and Kate Pettis.
Verne attended high school in Ione. He owned Vern's Hilltop Service Station & Towing in Moses Lake and had also owned a real estate financing company.
In 1948 Verne married Lena Keopke.
In 1986 he married June Black.
Verne met and married his third wife, Rose Long in 1996 and they enjoyed snowmobiling and traveling in their RV. Verne was a member of the Lilac City Good Sams.
Verne is survived by his wife Rose Pettis; children, Jim and Diane Pettis of Olympia, WA, Linda Trieber of Spokane, Judy and Irv Bayley of Spokane, Verna and Don Jacobson of Airway Heights, Dick and Linda Pettis of Spokane; 10 Grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; also 10 stepchildren, 27 stepgrandchildren, seven step-great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Verne is preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and five sisters.
There will be a family graveside service Wednesday, August 31 at 4pm at Riverside Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorials may be sent to Hospice of Spokane or Cancer Patient Care.
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Verne had 5 Children:
1. Linda Mae Pettis
2. James George Pettis
3. Judy Kay Pettis Miller
4. Verna Marie Pettis Jacobson
5. Dick Leroy Pettis
Names contributed by Granddaughter Jen.
George Albert Pettis (1887 - 1962)
Kittie Mae Hagelbarger Pettis (1888 - 1983)
June Margaret Dehate Pettis (1932 - 1996)*
Mabel Theo Pettis Sanger (1908 - 1957)*
Mildred Caroline Pettis Edwards (1910 - 1992)*
Evelyn Fern Pettis Bergman (1912 - ____)*
George Elmer Pettis (1914 - 1975)*
Theodore Irvin Pettis (1918 - 1977)*
Thelma Lorraine Pettis Bloom (1920 - 2010)*
Verne Benjamin Pettis (1927 - 2011)
Vivian Mae Pettis Irish (1929 - 1960)*
Verne B Pettis
CPL US Marine Corps
World War II
Nov 11 1927 - Aug 26 2011
Riverside Memorial Park
Created by: Sheryl
Record added: Aug 29, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 75679325